Can anything be done to address my childs social skills deficits?
There are both formal and informal ways to help children with social skill deficits. Formal interventions designed for this purpose are generally termed Social skills programming.
What exactly is social skills programming?
A psychological and educational intervention for students with social skill deficits
Used to strengthen social interactions, improve self-control
Skills can be taught like other academic subject matter
Both home and school settings can support this learning
General Target Areas:
Social skill deficits: Children may lack, or be weak in, skills, abilities, or behaviors needed to be socially competent.
Inappropriate social behaviors: Need to teach replacement behaviors (i.e., social skills) so that the child can manage his/her environment in a more prosocial way.